MATRYOSHKA DOLLS

This work explores the layers of an individual’s psyche, which I convey through the iconic Matryoshka doll. The glass Matryoshka dolls I make are similar to the dolls familiar to most people. There are few to several dolls in each set and they fit inside one another. Unlike the traditional dolls, the work I create includes only the necessary details to suggest the form. Although these pieces are beautiful to look at, my intention is to provoke a conversation: What are our layers? How and to whom do we reveal them, and why? 


BIRDS

I was inspired to create this body of work after learning of our brain's ability to fill in the blanks and understand what is being presented even when little information is provided. This series explores that concept by utilizing only the necessary details to suggest a form. I chose the bird and a branch because it is easily recognizable and appealing across demographics. And truthfully, these sculptures were made to be something beautiful and playful for people to enjoy.


More images available upon request.


photography credit - Jeffrey Schmieg, Gamut One Studios

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Blown and coldworked glass

2016

(largest) 8" x 4-1/2" x 4-1/2"

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Blown and coldworked glass

2016

(largest) 8" x 4-1/2" x 4-1/2"

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Blown and coldworked glass

2014

(largest) 6" x 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"

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Blown and coldworked glass

2014

(largest) 6" x 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"

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Transparent

Hot-sculpted glass and powder-coated steel base

2012

16" x 4" x 4"

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Transparent

Hot-sculpted glass and powder-coated steel base

2012

16" x 4" x 4"

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Lime

Hot-sculpted glass and powder-coated steel base

2012

14" x 7" x 3"

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Lime

Hot-sculpted glass and powder-coated steel base

2012

14" x 7" x 3"

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Creamcicle 

Hot-sculpted glass and powder-coated steel base

2013

11" x 7" x 3"

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Creamcicle 

Hot-sculpted glass and powder-coated steel base

2013

11" x 7" x 3"

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Transparent

Hot-sculpted glass and handmade powder-coated steel base

2013

8" x 11" x 4"

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Transparent

Hot-sculpted glass and handmade powder-coated steel base

2013

8" x 11" x 4"

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Neon

Hot-sculpted glass and handmade powder-coated steel base

2013

8" x 13" x 4"

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Neon

Hot-sculpted glass and handmade powder-coated steel base

2013

8" x 13" x 4"

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